Campbell To Lomachenko: “You’re Beatable”
Standing across what many to believe to be the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in boxing, Luke Campbell’s trainer believes he’ll stop Vasyl Lomachenko.
“[Campbell] is not going to do what Salido did – march him down and use his weight and size because Luke doesn’t have that weight and size,” Shane McGuigan said to Sky Sports.
“We have to take it out of the judges’ hands. When we win rounds we have to win them with a big margin….We have to dent him with power, and Luke definitely has the power to dent him.
“Jorge Linares put [Lomachenko] on his backside. Although it was a flash knock-down, he still stunned him,” McGuigan continued. “[Lomachenko] has been hurt once or twice. Salido hurt him throughout the fight and a few people caused him [problems].
“This guy isn’t unbeatable and if there’s one person, boxing-wise, with the ability to match him it is Luke Campbell the Olympic gold medallist.
Lauding his talent’s abilities, McGaugin asked, “how do you negate his speed, ability, and technical prowess? We have the size advantage, the power advantage. No, we’re not as quick or agile but we can take that away with range and timing.”
“I am fully confident we have the ability to beat him and even knock him out.”
While Campbell admits Lomachenko’s style will be difficult to train for, he echoed McGaugin’s sentiments on a potential knockout.1
“You can’t [prepare for his style] but we have quality in-house sparring with Josh Taylor, a world champion and a quality operator in the weight above,” Campbell said.
“If I hit him clean, I believe I can certainly hurt him and get him out.”
Report: Sky Sports